Regal to Introduce Two Speed Motor at AHR Expo 2018

Opt2Max Motor
Opt2MAX™ motor delivers two-speed motor operation, replaces traditional one-speed induction motors

BELOIT, Wis., Jan. 3, 2018 — Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission components, will debut its Opt2MAX motor platform at AHR Expo in Chicago later this month.

Motivated by feedback from customers looking to upgrade the performance of their air handling systems, Regal engineers designed an economic solution to conserve power consumption in both full and part load air flow conditions. Their goal was to utilize the existing induction motor size for easy replacement while optimizing motor efficiency to meet 2018 integrated energy efficiency ratio (IEER) requirements for commercial unitary systems.

The result is the Opt2MAX motor. The 56/140 frame motor comes pre-programmed with an integrated drive and provides seamless transition from high to low speed. Available in 1–10 HP, it is designed for direct drive and belt drive applications.

“The Regal team is excited to bring this innovation to our OEM customers and distributors,” said Bryan Snipes, business leader of Regal’s Commercial HVACR, C&I Motors . “The two-speed motor/drive combination optimizes energy efficiency while offering an easy plug-and-play solution.” 

The motor is intended for use in rooftop units, air handlers, exhausters, condenser and chiller fans, and other variable torque load applications.
     
The Opt2MAX motor will be on display in Regal’s booth (#4945) during AHR Expo 2018. For more information, contact Christopher Reid at 260-416-5632.

About Regal Beloit Corporation
Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission products serving markets throughout the world. The company is comprised of three business segments: Commercial and Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solutions. Regal is headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, and has manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit RegalBeloit.com